Ecotourism is commonly regarded as low impact (影响) travel to undisturbed places. It is different from traditional tourism because it allows the traveler to become ___61___ (educate) about the areas—both in terms of geographical conditions and cultural characteristics, and often provides money for conservation and benefits the ___62___ (develop) of the local areas.
Ecotourism has ___63___ (it) origin with the environmental movement of the 1970s. It was not widely accepted as a travel concept ___64___ the late 1980s. During that time, increasing environmental awareness made it desirable.
Due to ___65___ growing popularity of environmentally-related and adventure travel, various types ___66___ trips are now being classified as ecotourism. Actually, a true eco-friendly trip must meet the following principles:
●Minimize the impact of ___67___ (visit) the place.
●Build respect for and awareness of the environment and cultural practices.
●Provide ___68___ (finance) aid and other benefits for local peoples.
●Make sure that the tourism provides positive experiences for both the visitors and the hosts.
Komodo National Park, officially recognized in 1980, is popular for ecotourism because of its unique biodiversity. ___69___ (activity) there range from whale watching to hiking (远足) and accommodations aim ___70___ (have) a low impact on the natural environment.